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SBI Produktion , an Austrian welding systems manufacturer, has released the Metallic 3D Printer (M3DP), a machine that uses a plasma arc to 3D print metal parts. Founded in 1999, SBI started as a manufacturer of thickness control systems for the plastic film industry. In later years, the company expanded its portfolio to include, plasma welding technology, and metal 3D printing. Welding the way After establishing itself in the thickness control market, SBI entered other branches of the industry with its automated tank welding and seam welding machines. In 2017, a 7-axis gantry system for automatic welding of tanks was delivered to the Augsburg-based MT Aerospace . Powered by Sigmatek , an Austrian automation expert, and plasma welding arc, the system is capable of working on cylinders with diameters as large as 1,700 mm. In addition to this, SBI other industrial collaborators include, Volkswagen , BMW , Audi , […]

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